For years I said I wanted to be a runner and now I am starting to consider myself a runner. I don't run every single day but I feel I do it regularly enough for it to be a habit and a hobby. I know I will never break any speed records or time records but that's okay, that's not my goal. I just fee proud when I finish a run in a respectable amount of time.
After I did a few 5K races, I said that I would love to one day run a half marathon but that seems like a really lofty goal. I mean, that is 13.1 miles of running. That's a lot of running.
I have a friend that did a training program for half marathons and so far she has run two of them and she has said that I should train and do one too. She says it is totally doable and if I want to do one, I just need to make the decision to be diligent and do it.
I've started looking at training guides for half marathons, just in case I decide that the timing is right. I have found a few different ones but they all seem to be about the same. I like this one, it is very gradual:
It seems to be attainable. The only problem for me is, if I do a training program I need to make a goal date and begin at a time that coincides with the race date. However, what if I register for a half marathon with every intent to run it and I injure myself or something happens and I can't run it? Do I just continue to run until I can find a half marathon that works for me?!
A lot of this is still in my head and it is a lot to think about because it is a commitment I'd have to make to myself. However, isn't my personal motto, "you are worth it!?"